Goal.com previews the action as the two top teams in the Bundesliga table clash in the famous Borussen derby.
Jantschke, Stranzl, Dante, Daems
Piszczek, Santana, Hummels, Schmelzer
Gotze, Kagawa, Grosskreutz
Lucien Favre will have a nearly full-strength squad at his disposal with only fringe players Joshua King and Elias Kachunga declared unavailable for the fixture on Saturday. Mike Hanke is expected to retain his place in the team, following his impressive performance in the 3-0 trashing of Koln.
For Dortmund the definite absentees are Julian Koch, Never Subotic and Sven Bender, who are all sidelined with injuries. It is not yet clear who will spearhead the attack for the Bundesliga champion, but following his goal against Schalke, Robert Lewandowski is likely be given the nod ahead of Lucas Barrios, who is yet to find the net for BVB this season.
||DID YOU KNOW|
- Lucien Favre's men have won their last four matches in the Bundesliga. The club achieved this for the first time in 17 years.
- Gladbach is unbeaten in its last 10 home games. This is a record yet to be matched by any other Bundesliga team this season.
- Dortmund has won all but one of its last eight league games.
- BVB was defeated on its last visit to Monchengladbach. Last season Lucien Favre's men managed to edge the eventual champion 1-0 at Borussia Park, courtesy of a strike by Mohamadou Idrissou, who now represents Eintracht Frankfurt.
- Gladbach's leading goalscorer this season, Marco Reus, played for BVB from 2003 to 2006.